Monday, 31 August 2015

A Mystery SAL

Hello my friends.
I do love to join in with a mystery.
I have my ones from 
`The Country Yard`.
They are works in progress!
Still waiting to be shown,but that will come.
Could not help myself with this EEP,
with Sue Daley.

Delbrook in Hastings had this layer cake of
`Forget Me Not` 
Sue Daley`s  latest fabric range.
 I usually use `French General` fabrics,
they are a favourite of mine.
This will be a change.
I did buy extra fabric as well.
They are 1" hexagons and I do like Sue`s papers 
when using a glue pen.

Step 1 was now started.

Step 2 is complete.
Part 3 is nearly there but forgot to take progress photo.
Next time for that plus by then I will know the next stage.

This is how I gathered the ribbon for my 
Shepherds Bush
`Goodness and Grace` pincushion.

This pincushion is complete.
 I used wool to full it so pins would not rust 
and to keep them sharp. 
Love this delightful pincushion.
It is part of their `Fold` series.
Looking forward to the last piece 
 of stitching when that comes.
Happy Stitching,

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Spring time and stitching

Hello my friends.
Spring blossoms opening in one of the
Apricot trees.

This showing two of the four Tui`s visiting us.

This month for 
`Christmas Ornie SAL 2015`
I stitched 
`Santa`s Helper`
from Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 2012.
The rope has been plaited and I ruffled the ribbon for edging. 

The other Santa 
`Button Santa` 
from Better Homes and Gardens
Cross Stitch Christmas 2000.
Placing buttons from my stash as suggested.
I made this as a stand alone,
using gold Ric-rac to complete finish.

These are now in my Christmas box
waiting to be used in December.
Happy Stitching,

Saturday, 22 August 2015

August : border & a letter.

Hello my friends.
Time for a short visit
to show part 7 of 
`Natures Journey` SAL
with Chooky Blue and Susan.
First border and Diamond Applique.

The letter this month for `Bunting` is

This month I had two to stitch.

This short visit has been lovely .
Please come again.
Welcome to my new friends.
I do try to get to know you
 even if it is a quick visit to your blogs.
Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Christmas ornaments and other works

Hello my friends.
Today is a good day for a visit as the weather outside
has turned quite cold and showery.
Nice to be inside by a cozy fire.
I have joined Kaye`s 
Christmas Ornament SAL.
This month is Santa`s.

I made a start on `Santa`s Helper` 
by Mosey `N Me in 
Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 2012.

I stitched a little more but I`m waiting on thread.
Hope this comes soon. 
I also kitted Primitive Button Santa 
from Better Homes and Gardens
Cross Stitch Christmas 2000.

While looking for some of the threads,
 Miss Tillie thought she could help.

I have joined in with Delbrooks 
$25 quilt.
As long as finished blocks are shown on set week of the month
the next block is given.
This is over 9 months.
There where three choices.
This is `Pretty`.
My block complete.

Thank you for visiting.
I am going to get my cutting board out for two tops that are 
next to do.
Plus stoke the fire as have clothes drying.
Happy Stitching,